Very few people recognized Jesus during His early life. Even those of His household, His own brothers and sisters, who saw Him and were in contact with Him daily, did not encounter the Prince because He was not revealed to them. To them He was just ‘Jesus’ the apprentice carpenter. Just as it would be in any earthly Kingdom, an encounter with the Prince of Life is by appointment only. ~ “His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. For even His brothers did not believe in Him” (John 7.3,5). All who confess the name of Jesus believe they are in daily contact with Him even though in their hearts most of them feel very distant from Him and unsure as to how to accurately discern His voice.